Are we reading too much into this Nokia image?


Smartphone companies sure seem to enjoy dropping little hints about upcoming products and their launches; Nokia’s been all over that lately with suggestions that it’s just about to introduce the EOS next month. Another way we sometimes get clues is by the dates depicted in smartphone screenshots – the arrival of a pre-launch render may feature the date the phone’s scheduled to be launched. That’s what we’re thinking about today, now that we get a look at a new image from Nokia.

Nokia published the above picture to its Facebook account yesterday, and while on the surface it seems little more than part of a “we’d like you thinking about Nokia this weekend” post, there might be something else to it.

Check out the date up there: September 19, 2013. Now, why would Nokia go and do a thing like that? This could be totally innocent, but we can’t deny the possibility that this is a deliberate act by Nokia to call our attention to the date. Three months seems like an eternity in the smartphone landscape, but could Nokia already be anticipating some major announcement? By then, we’ll be inching-up on GDR3 time – maybe a 1080p phone or even a phablet?

In the end, we’re not quite sure how we should be reacting to this: it’s a little weird, yeah, but maybe not so unusual as to suggest we should be analyzing it so deeply. While we’d love to know in advance about Nokia’s future product announcements, we may well have to keep looking for those clues.

Source: Nokia (Facebook)
Via: phoneArena

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!